Thursday, January 6, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.6.22


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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- Sign Better Path Coalition Petition: DEP - Keep ALL Oil & Gas Wastewater Off Our Roads!  [PaEN]

-- PA Environment Digest: All Road Spreading Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Articles

-- PG - Anya Litvak: You Can’t Stop A Gas Well Drilling Pad, Turns Out You Can


-- DEP Announces How Pennsylvania Will Meet Its 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals in Chesapeake Bay Watershed; All Counties On Board  [PaEN]


-- EPA Points To Lack Of Dedicated Farm Cost Share Program As Major Gap In PA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Pennsylvania Far Behind Where It Needs To Be In Meeting 2025 Chesapeake Bay Milestones  [PaEN]

-- Public News Service: Report: PA Behind In Goals For Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction

-- Baltimore Sun: Report: Chesapeake Bay States Are Unlikely To Reach EPA’s 2025 Cleanup Deadline At Current Pace

-- Agri-Pulse: Pennsylvania Biggest Roadblock To Meeting Chesapeake Bay Goals, Report Finds

-- Rodale Institute Launches Certified Advisor Accreditation Program  [PaEN]

-- Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Jan. 13 Virtual 4th Annual Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

-- WHYY: Projects To Improve Delaware River Coastal Ecosystem In Chester Receive $575,000 Grant From DEP

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: DEP Awards $575,000 Grant For Delaware River Projects, Including Chester Trail, Floating Schuylkill Lab

-- Water Center At Penn Seeking Proposals For Southwestern PA Water Network Home Organization  [PaEN]

-- Jan. 13 Webinar: Conversation With Penn State Climate Scientist Dr. Michael Mann. 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

-- DEP Blog: My Neighbors’ Homes Tested Low For Radon, So Why Should I Test?

-- Pittsburgh-Based Landforce Seeking Crew Members For 2022; Need Help With A Green Infrastructure Project?  ​​[PaEN]

-- NFWF Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program Announces $1.7 Million In Grants;  $1.4 Million To Benefit PA  [PaEN]

-- NorthcentralPA: Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Awarded Grant To Support Outdoor Recreation In 2022


-- South Mountain Partnership: Jan. 21 Virtual Power Of The Partnership Celebration. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.


-- AP: PA Treasure Hunters Sue The Dept. Of Justice In Civil War Gold Case Involving DCNR Land


-- The Nature Conservancy - PA: Jan. 12 TNC Stewardship Series Webinar - The Preserve Journey Beings. 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. 


-- The Nature Conservancy - PA: January Pennsylvania Nature News


-- CourierT - Brian Whipkey: Unusual Deer, Fox Find Home In NE PA


-- Help Wanted: Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services Announces Search For New Executive Director  [PaEN]


-- PA Organ Donor Day - January 8 - Learn How You Can Save Lives

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Big Republican Gubernatorial Field Crowds Onto Stage For First Time  [Many Had Direct Role In Trying To Overturn Nov. 2020 Election Results In PA]

-- WHYY: Lower Taxes, School Choice, Local Control: Republican Field For PA Governor Makes Its Pitch 

-- PA Cap-Star: In First Debate, Republican Candidates For Governor Promise Lower Taxes, School Choice

-- SunburyDI: Some Differences, Largely Agreement Among Crowded Republican Governor Field

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: How Do You Separate 13 Republican Candidates For Governor?

-- City & State: 13 Republican Candidates Take The Stage For First Gubernatorial Debate

-- Spotlight PA: Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol: A Complete Guide To What We Know About Pennsylvania’s Role

-- PA Cap-Star: Assault On U.S. Capitol Lays Bare PA Republican Misinformation Coming From Harrisburg

-- Politico: They Stormed The Capitol, Now They’re Running For Office [PA’s Republican Sen. Mastriano Used As Headline Example]  

-- AP: ‘Hatred In The Eyes’: How Racist Rage Animated Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: 62 [Actually 64] Pennsylvanians Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol, Judges Starting To Weigh Their Punishments

-- TribLive: 17 From Western PA Charged So Far In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- WilliamsportS: Locals Face Their Fate With Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PennLive: Republicans Remain Ambivalent And Silent About Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- CourierT: Republican Cong. Fitzpatrick Recounts On Jan. 5 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- WHYY: Bucks County School District Tells Teachers Not To Discuss Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Reuters: Biden To Call Fmr President A Threat To Democracy On U.S. Capitol Attack Anniversary

-- PG - Gene Collier: Promise Of Accountability For Assault On U.S. Capitol Unfulfilled

-- ErieT Guest Essay: The Attack On Our Democracy Is Not Over, PA Must Protect And Strengthen Voting Rights - Rep. Joanna McClinton, PA House Democratic Leader

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: PA Republicans Continue To Mislead Public On 2020 Election - J.J. Abbott

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: There’s A Clear & Present Danger To Our Democracy Taking Root Right Here In Pennsylvania - Cong. Houlahan (D)

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Insurrections In Assault On U.S. Capitol Must Be Held Accountable

-- PG Editorial: Epiphany And Apocalypse On January 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- TribLive: Republican Melissa Hart Announces Bid For Governor

-- WESA: Republican Melissa Hart Says Economy’s Key In Governor’s Race, With Abortion, Election Integrity Less Urgent

-- PennLive - John Baer: Republican Cong. Scott Perry, The Governor’s Race And Other Big Questions Facing PA Politics In The Next 6 Months

-- Inquirer: Philly Building Trades Unions Back Democrat Conor Lamb In U.S. Senate Race

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Undated PA Mail Ballots: Could Someone Settle This Once And For All?

-- TribLive Editorial: Why Can’t Westmoreland Hire An Elections Director?

-- MCall: 28,000 New Cases Break Another Record As Childhood Hospitalizations Triple In A Month

-- ScrantonT: No End In Sight In Latest COVID Surge

-- CitizensV: NE PA COVID Testing Sites Overloaded As Local Infections Surge

-- PG: UPMC Children’s Hospital In Pittsburgh Opens 2nd COVID Unit As Cases Surge

-- TribLive: Hospitals Across Pittsburgh Region Brace As COVID Surge Delivers More Patients

-- TribLive: COVID Positivity Rate In Allegheny Skyrockets To 26% As Omicron Spreads

-- WESA: COVID Positivity Rate Hits All-Time High In Allegheny County

-- WHYY: COVID Cases ‘Skyrocketing’ In Philadelphia Says Health Commissioner

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley School Districts, Health Networks Grapple With More Children Testing Positive For COVID 

-- PA National Guard Supports Federal COVID Response Teams In PA

-- PG: Spiking COVID Cases Prompt Activation Of PA National Guard At Scranton, York Hospitals

-- ScrantonT: Attendance Plummets In NE PA Schools As COVID Cases Soar

-- TribLive: Bus Driver Shortage Causing ‘Emergency’ At Woodland Hills School District

-- TribLive: Pine-Richland Considers Segregating Masked, Unmasked Students

-- WHYY: Central Bucks School District In Deep Need Of Substitutes, Urges Community Members To Apply

-- PennLive: Bucknell U. To Unenroll Students Who Do Not Get A Pre-arrival COVID Test Or Required Booster Shot

-- LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown, Franklin & Marshall Push Back In-Person Instruction Due To COVID Surge

-- MCall: Northampton County Signs On To Opioid Settlement

-- Gov. Wolf: Encourages Pennsylvanians To Sign Up For Health Care Coverage Before Jan. 15

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry: Detects Escalation In Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Examination Continues

-- First Lady Wolf Discusses Clemency, Expungement, Clean Slate For Women With Criminal Records

-- City & State: PA School Funding Trial Could Be A Watershed Moment For Teachers

-- Inquirer: As Temple Grew In Popularity, Its Share Of Black Students Shrank: ‘We Dropped The Ball’

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[Posted: January 6, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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